A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
FRIDAY, JUNE 24TH
@ a/perture cinema
>>Opening night for Weiner:
In case you missed it at RiverRun Film Festival, Weiner opens tonight. The scoop: “Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner’s catastrophic race for Mayor of New York City in 2013 is detailed in this behind-the-scenes documentary. Weiner became embroiled in his second widely publicized sexting scandal during the race, derailing his once-promising political career.”
(Click here for film times)
In other adorable news: a/perture owner Lawren Desai’s niece McKinley will be posted up in front of the theater from 2p – 4p on Friday selling popcorn and veggies from her very own garden. Half of the proceeds go to the Forsyth County Humane Society 🙂
@ Salem Lake
>> Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) with Triad Eco Adventures:
These hot, sticky days beckon us to relax by the water. And tonight, Triad Eco Adventures (TEA) invites you to grab a paddle board and do just that at beautiful Salem Lake. This 1.75-hour introductory basic PaddleFit-driven SUP lesson is the perfect way to learn (or polish) a new skill and to enjoy some peaceful time on the lake. TEA says that even if you have some SUP experience, you will likely learn something new in this formalized PaddleFit fun, instructional format.
(5:30p // $49 / details & to register)
@ New Winston Museum
>> Winston-Salem Writers “Ekphrasis” Reading with special appearances by Lorraine Boland:
Over at the New Winston-Salem Museum, members of Winston-Salem Writers will be performing spoken word pieces and poetry about “The Birth of the Cool” exhibit photographs, accompanied by singer Lorraine Boland and friends in an exciting Ekphrasis Night. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Judie Holcomb-Pack at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(6p – 8p / FREEE!)
What’s an ekphrastic poem you ask? According to The Poetry Foundation “it’s a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art.”
@ BB&T Ballpark
>> Winston-Salem Dash Baseball:
Head to BB&T Ballpark tonight to cheer on our Winston-Salem Dash as they take on the Wilmington Blue Rocks. Oh and heads up – you’ll be in great company. NBA All-Star, former Wake Forest All-American and West Forsyth High School grad, Chris Paul will be in attendance and throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at approximately 6:45p. He will also sign 25 basketballs that will be raffled off to fans in attendance. Each raffle ticket is $5, and all proceeds will go to the Chris Paul Family Foundation. The Chris Paul Family Foundation strives to positively impact individuals and families by leveling the playing field in education, sports and life.
(game time: 7p // purchase tickets)
Head up! Get there early. The first 1,500 fans will receive a commemorative mini basketball. Stay later for post-game fireworks.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25TH
@ Old Salem Museum and Gardens
>> Cobblestone Farmers Market
Grab your totes and head out to support our phenomenal local producers at this fully vetted and sustainable producers only market. And get excited because this weekend is one full of FIRSTS! The first showing of the yummy summer foods to come. Hooray!
(9a – noon // FREEEE!)
LocalVest Opportunity Alert!
Our girl and Cobblestone Market vendor, Niki of Niki’s Pickles is in dire need of a walk-in cooler and needs our help. Check out her GoFundMe page here for details. Consider dropping some dough to become a pickle promoter, patron, pillar or PIMP!
@ Unleashed Arts Center
>> Saturday Art Jam:
Learn, Play, Create! ☀️ Summer Saturday ART Jam is in full swing at Unleashed Arts Center in Downtown Winston-Salem! Bring the kids, spark young imaginations, try something new and create an exciting new art project. Saturday ART Jam is every Saturday between 12:30pm – 3:00pm. All ages are welcome to this FREE community event brought to you by The AFAS Group – Youth Arts & Education Programs and their summer 2016 sponsor, The Famous Toastery in Downtown Winston-Salem. Donations welcome but not required.
(12:30p – 3:30p //FREEEE! / details)
Insider tip: Plan for about 30 to 45 minutes to complete weekly ART project
@ Shallowford Square / Town of Lewisville
>> Lewisville Street Party:
On Saturday, the nearby Town of Lewisville is hosting their 2nd annual Lewisville Street Party. Food trucks will fill Shallowford Square and adult bevies will be offered by Hoots Brewery and Medaloni Cellars. The fun begins at 6 o’clock as The Extraordinaires take the stage for an energizing concert. Bring a chair and your dancing shoes!
(6p // FREEEE! / details)
@ Vintage Theater
>> Shimmy for the Shelter
This lively fundraising event produced by Black Fox Belly Dance, in cooperation with Family Services, Inc. will include a potluck supper, belly dance floor show, a cake walk with live drumming, and great raffle prizes donated by local businesses and bakeries from all around the Triad. All proceeds will be donated directly to Family Service’s community programs and matched dollar for dollar by the generosity of a local benefactor. Family Services, Inc is a non-profit serving Forsyth County by providing professional and life services to families who are in need or who have been subject to abuse and violence.
(Doors: 6:30p / $5 at the door + a covered dish or beverage for the potluck)
@ Liberty Street / Downtown Winston-Salem
>> Summer on Liberty Street Concert:
Hosted by the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership, these popular free concerts bring live music to downtown on Saturday nights from June through August. The rotating live music lineup brings people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds together in a spirit of celebration. Setting the concerts in the streets and parks of downtown has provided a relaxed and safe atmosphere, and the locations also serve to showcase the architecture, shops, restaurants and galleries that are unique to Downtown Winston-Salem. This weekend’s performer: the terrific jazz and blues singer, Melva Houston.
(7p – 10p // FREEEE! / details)
SUNDAY, JUNE 26TH
@ Millennium Center
>> Stand Against HB2 Concert:
Do more than rant. Take a united stand. Join Triad-area musicians this Sunday for the Stand Against HB2 concert. Musicians and community members are volunteering their time and talents to make it happen; 100% of all ticket sales go to support the important efforts of EqualityNC and QORDS. See the full lineup of musicians here including Foxture, Jeffrey Dean Foster and the Birds of Prey, Molly McGinn, Totally Slow and the Dan River Girls.
(12n – 11p // $15 / purchase tickets)
Check out Eddie Huffman’s WS Journal article on the event here.
“I’m angry and I want my state back…Instead of ranting and raving on social media, we just decided that the best way to channel this anger and frustration is to harness the power of music and raise money for an organization that can actually make a positive change and do something in court to repeal this law.”
@ Various Triad-Area Farms
>> 2nd Annual Northern Triad Farm Tour:
Have you ever wanted to see llamas, goats, rabbits, cows and sheep up-close? How about seeing where truffles or mushrooms are grown? Or have the opportunity to see honeybees in action and taste the fruits of their labor? Or how about a walk along a path in a nature preserve? Seven very diverse farms in Forsyth, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties are opening their gates to visitors for guided tours on Sunday. This is a great opportunity to learn more about where your food comes from and have a special behind-the-scenes glimpse of these highly regarded Triad-area farms! And it’s FREE! Participating farms include: Borrowed Land Farm (Pinnacle), Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC (Germanton), Minglewood Farm and Nature Preserve (Westfield), Plum Granny Farm (King), Sanders Ridge Winery, Restaurant, and Farm (Boonville), Sungold Farm (Winston-Salem), Truffles NC at Keep Your Fork Farm (King)
(1p – 5p // FREEEE! / details / directions)
Heads up: Be sure to bring cash and a cooler — you’ll be able to buy produce, eggs, cheese, meat and other products at the farms. But please leave your pooches and other pets at home.
@ Foothills Tasting Room
>> Hops & Shop Summer Sale:
This sale was inspired by the Winston-Salem Buy/Sell/Trade online community. The concept: while it’s easy and convenient to shop online and pick up around town, organizers wanted to offer the service for people to be able to sell their items in person while making 100% profit. Plus, fun times and Foothills Brewing beer. Items include women’s/men’s/children’s clothing/accessories/shoes, plus toys and small home decor. All items are new or gently used and ready to be snatched up at great prices. Craft vendors will also be sharing their handmade items. Food Freaks and Cafe Gelato will be onsite to keep your bellies full.
(12p – 5p // FREEEE!
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